Himil Desai, Double major: biology and technology/computer science

President of Student Governance

Himil Desai is a technology/computer science student who wants to continue his studies at Temple or Lehigh University to obtain a bioinformatics degree. "My parents are not fluent in English, so when it was time to do research on applying for college, I had to do that for myself. With what I learned, I have also been able to help my sister.  My parents have always relied on me for running errands and taking care of household needs. I am happy to help them. They emphasized the importance of school when I was growing up, and they instilled in me strong values. This scholarship helps me build upon the foundation they provided. I work three jobs. Without the scholarship, I would have hardly any time to focus on my studies.

53% of NCC students need financial aid to pursue a college education.